Tabeguache Peak

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Tabeguache Peak
Tabeguache Peak is located in Colorado
Tabeguache Peak
Tabeguache Peak
Highest point
Elevation 14,162 ft (4,317 m) [2][3]
Prominence 455 ft (139 m) [4]
Isolation 0.75 mi (1.21 km) [4]
Listing Colorado Fourteener 25th
Coordinates 38°37′32″N 106°15′03″W / 38.6254994°N 106.250855°W / 38.6254994; -106.250855Coordinates: 38°37′32″N 106°15′03″W / 38.6254994°N 106.250855°W / 38.6254994; -106.250855[2]
Location Chaffee County, Colorado, U.S.[1]
Parent range Sawatch Range[4]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Saint Elmo, Colorado[2]
Easiest route Hike

Tabeguache Peak is one of the fourteeners of the US state of Colorado. It is a near neighbor of the higher peak Mount Shavano, which lies approximately 1/2 mile (approximately 1 km) to the southeast, and is close to being a subpeak of the latter.[5] According to William Bright an American Linguist specialized in Native American and South Asian languages and descriptive linguistics it is pronounced "TAB-uh-wahch" (/tæbəwɑː/ (About this sound listen)).[6] According to Mountaineer Louis Dawson the name is pronounced "tab-uh-wash," with the accent on the first syllable,[7] it lies just east of the Continental Divide and just west of the Arkansas River, in the south-central part of the Sawatch Range. It is located within the San Isabel National Forest and is in Chaffee County.

"Tabaguache" means 'People of Sun Mountain', from "Tava" meaning 'sun'[8]

Historical names[edit]

  • Mogwatavungwantsingwu
  • Mount Tabequache
  • Tabeguache Mountain
  • Tageguache Peak – 1982 [1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Tabeguache Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "TABEGUACHE". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ The elevation of Tabeguache Peak includes an adjustment of +2.107 m (+6.91 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  4. ^ a b c "Tabeguache Peak, Colorado". Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ The topographic prominence of Tabeguache Peak is only 435 ft (133 m), and the usual cutoff for independence is 300 ft (91 m).
  6. ^ William Bright (2004). Colorado Place Names. Johnson Books. ISBN 978-1555663339. 
  7. ^ Louis W. Dawson II (1994). Dawson's Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners, Volume 1. Blue Clover Press. ISBN 0-9628867-1-8. 
  8. ^

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